You need to simmer down, you are making the rest of us look bad in comparison :) Did you paint the motherboard? What kind of paint did you use?
I apologize in advance for stealing this build. I already own the white 570x and ll120 fans.
I love the build, I came really close to going with the H500P but then the 570x went on sale. Yours looks amazing though, good enough to make me question my decisions.
Awesome, thank you.
Did you buy longer screws or did they come with the x62?
How did you mount the kraken x62 in the front? I ordered a x62 without checking if I could mount it in front. Thanks
Nice, good to know. Mine should be here tomorrow :)
Did you need to delid or anything to get to 5.0? Inquireing minds want to know
I went with the 570x that is on sale for $140, seems like a no brainer at that price. The only downside is that is isn't the rgb version.
I take it there isn't enough room for a push pull setup? I was thinking of going with the thermaltake 360 cooler (the one with the 3 ring fans). From the videos I saw the more cooling the better right?
This would be a lot easier if everyone wasn't bashing on the h500p. How would you rate the case, is there still a heat issue with the three smaller fans? Any suggestions or build advice?
There are a few I am looking at, but anything that looks good with a glass window I would consider. I like the corsair crystal 570x and phanteks evolv but they are expensive. Ideally, I would like something less than $150
The size is what worries me as well. I have a 1080 and would like a bigger radiator (only have a single now). I would like to step up to a nzxt double or Thermaltake triple.
I was about to pull the trigger on the 31 and read your comment and chickened out :) I did some more research and saw the Fractal Design Meshify C. Any thoughts on that case?
Shut up and take my upvote... I love your build, I keep going back and forth between the H500P and the Thermaltake view 31.
This build is legit, it makes me want to spend too much money on RGB lighting......Off to Amazon I go.
I am not sure of your budget but the Corsair AX760 is a solid pick in the $150 range.
I fixed the two flaws in the build, people mentioned them during the build thread but I wanted to spend the extra money elsewhere.
AX760 power supply
Samsung 840 pro - 128gig
Green 1TB HD (Holdover from last PC)
I will take a whole bunch of new pics when I install the power supply.
Don't sleep on the MSI Twin Frozor either, I would say whichever you can get for the best price.
I just looked and the MSI is $320
Then I would suggest a 770, type is up to you, I bought a MSI OC with the twin frozor cooler for $330.
One 1080p monitor or 2? 1440p or higher? Budget?
That is pretty much the difference between a 760/770 or a 780/780ti
Look at the location of the power connectors on the motherboard, you may need to connect one before you install your cooler. Needless to say that happened to me.
What games do you play? Look at and compare benchmarks for those games. Some games (like Borderlands 2 physx) prefer nivida, other prefer AMD, it all depends on which game you are talking about.
Good choice, let us know how you like it when you get it in.
Monitors are a very personal choice, for example I like glass monitors over the anti-glare screens (it is really distracting to the point that I took it back) so see if you can find them locally so you can check them out in person.
With that being said on paper the IPS one sounds better to me, look at reviews and make sure you can send it back if you hate it.
This, if you can afford dual 280x's you can afford a 780 or 780ti and can add a second down the road.
Well if you need physx and your on dual monitors or higher than 1080p I suggest the 780/780ti.
If you just use one 1080p monitor a 770 is plenty, and you could always add another down the road if you outgrow it (which is what I went with).
Benchmarks and features, that is all, here is what I did.
What is your most demanding game?
What kind of performance/budget are you looking for (price vs performance)?
Are there any special features that you want (in my case physx)?
If it's not too late, don't go for SLI right off the bat, it dramatically cuts off your upgrade-ability. If you can afford two 770's I suggest either a 780 or 780ti, that will leave you room to grow in the future.
+1 for MSI and it still has a $10 mail in rebate bringing it down to $169
Then there is no reason to not get the ASUS 770
I got the twin frozr, and it is still in stock at newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127741
I also have the MSI 770 and would recommend it as well, but since he has an ASUS motherboard would there be any benefit to getting an ASUS 770?
I am partial to MSI, but if I went with an ASUS motherboard I would have went with an ASUS 770. Since you are using an ASUS motherboard I would go that route, not sure if it will make a difference or not, just my $.02
I must have done pretty well if you guys are talking about HD size LOL. I ran 3DMark 11 (demo) and posted the results, I also ran a 2-hour stress test (prime 95) and updated the max temp.
It's a hybrid, that's why it is $75 for only 500gb, the 1TB versions were in the $120 range. If it makes you feel better I pulled a 1TB drive out of my old computer in case I need it.
Congrats on getting it installed.
As you were then, you have the performer and it has the larger top mount radiator doesn't it? I have the pro and it is large rear radiator, it completely covers the 8-pin power connector by the I/O panel. I have the same motherboard :)
Drivers? See if it is active in control panel?
Make sure your rings are correct, the one with the teeth goes on top of the pump (you turn it to line up the teeth) and the ring with the four clips goes on the bottom and the four clips, click into the corners.
To make it (slightly) easier I put on the bracket with the screws (but no pump) into the back plate through the motherboard to make sure everything was lined up (because like you I did not think it did). Once I was sure everything was lined up I made a few marks in the top so I knew which way was up (because I also thought I was turning it as I put it into position.
Last piece of advice is to mount the motherboard into your case before you start shoving everything together, I would hate for you to break it.
P.S. The radiator covers the CPU power connector on the motherboard so connect it before installing it. I made that mistake as well.
Good luck, you need it :)
Don't take offense but it's your fear that is holding you back. I spent over an hour on mine last night (the longest part of the build) what you have to do is line up the holes and start one screw, then line up another one and start that. Then it gets difficult, you have to shove really fricken hard (scary hard) to get the last two started, then do what everyone else said and tighten in a cross pattern.
I installed mine (a pro) last night and it was a PITA. I assume it is teetering on the processor and you are having problems starting the screws??
Fair enough, I stand corrected, but is it $250 better than a 660ti
Coolmaster Storm Scout 2 advanced, I bought mine a week ago with a $25 mail in rebate which brings it down to about $68. I just looked and it is not showing the rebate anymore, but it is $98 what is your budget?
I have been doing tons of research lately for my build.
The going theory right now is to go for the fastest single card you can afford right now and if you need to SLI do it down the road. So if you can afford a 780ti without putting yourself in the poorhouse do that.
Mine should be at home this afternoon before I get there, I will do an install tonight and let you (the OP) know what I think this weekend.
I think his point that was if you can't afford a big upgrade keep what you have. Like others have said a 660ti is a solid card, in your price range would be a 760 which is a re-badged 660ti, so long story short if you can't afford at least a 770 (or 780) keep the 660ti.
Looks good, but to answer your question. No, you do not need a 250gig SSD, most people go with a 120gig boot/frequently used items drive and a 1TB drive. It looks like you can save $100 by swapping the SSD for a smaller one.